Bonds

Bonds

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    Bond Market Summary

    October 05, 1991 BY Steve Leuthold

    The bond market parted company with the stock market in September, extending its July-August advance while the stock market backed and filled. Only junk bonds were a mixed bag, as all other fixed income sectors moved up in tandem.

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    Bond Market Summary

    September 05, 1991 BY Steve Leuthold

    August was a good month for bonds. Long treasuries recorded net gains of three points or more, with yields falling 30 basis points. T-bonds are now back up to where we sold them in January and February 1991.

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    Bond Market Summary

    August 05, 1991 BY Steve Leuthold

    In July, the bond market gained back about what it had lost in June. After a quick sell off following Independence Day, prices moved erratically higher for the remainder of the month.

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    Bond Market Summary

    July 05, 1991 BY Steve Leuthold

    The first half of June was almost all downhill for the bond market. The remainder of the month was spent moving sideways, with a blast upward on the last day of the month. It was a mini flee to quality.

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    Bond Market Summary

    June 05, 1991 BY Steve Leuthold

    In early May, the bond market was hit hard by a post Treasury financing sell off. It spent the rest of the month recovering.

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    Bond Market Summary

    May 05, 1991 BY Steve Leuthold

    For the month of April, higher quality long bonds turned in small fractional gains. The economic tea leaves were mixed, inflation numbers were good, the dollar held up and short term rates came down. However, a big pick up in new fixed income offerings seemed to satisfy investor demand.

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    The Dollar, the D Mark and German Bunds

    April 01, 1991 BY Steve Leuthold

    This month, the Conventional Asset Allocation Model has added to its holdings of German government bunds, taking them up to 18% of the model’s assets. Normally this would be a subject for this publication’s “Foreign Investments” section. However, the considerations involved in making this investment decision should be of broader client interest.

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    Bond Market Summary

    April 01, 1991 BY Steve Leuthold

    In March, the fixed income markets were a mixed bag. Short term rates fell 25 basis points and 90 day bills ended the month well below 6% (5.74%). Junk bonds extended their sharp February rally. Outside of short term rates and junk bonds, the fixed income markets recorded little net change in March.

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    Bond Market Summary

    March 01, 1991 BY Steve Leuthold

    The bond market continued to advance in early February. It peaked however on February 8th, the day after the Treasury completed its financing. In the week following, T-bonds held in a narrow range, but began losing ground in the last half of the month. In the final days of February and on the first trading day of March, the decline picked up momentum.

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    Well, At Least It Is Now Official

    January 07, 1991 BY The Leuthold Research Team

    The committee at the National Bureau of Economic Research says it is a recession.

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